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Course and Training Scheme Accreditation

Accrediting academic courses

IHE is licenced by EC (UK) to accredit CEng, IEng and EngTech courses which it does as a partner in the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) with ICE, IStructE and CIHT. IHE has two members in the Board. Teams of JBM assessors visit Universities to accredit degrees or Foundation degrees. For HNCs, HNC’s and NVQ3s these are approved via a JBM sub-panel. More information on the work of JBM can be found here. Interested members are welcome to apply to become JBM assessors.

Accreditation of company training schemes

The Institute of Highway Engineers is licensed by the Engineering Council to accredit company training programmes for IEng and CEng Professional Registration. Accreditation indicates that the training scheme delivers a clearly defined and structured programme of learning and development for employees working towards Professional Registration with the Engineering Council.

By operating an accredited training scheme, employers can obtain a tangible indication of their commitment to staff training and specialist development. IHE accreditation indicates trainees on a company training scheme are accumulating the necessary technical skills and transferable skills (such as teamwork, oral and written communication) which have wide application in all working environments. Accreditation is the assurance that a training programme meets the quality standards established by the profession and IHE accreditation in particular is the quality mark for the highways sector.

Accredited training schemes assess trainees’ initial development (IPD) in-house, which in turn speeds up their Professional Review for Professional Registration. The period during which engineers and technicians acquire and develop the skills they need to work in their chosen field is characterised by the Engineering Council as “Initial Professional Development” (IPD).  It embraces training and learning from experience in posts of increasing responsibility in preparation for Engineering Council registration at either IEng or CEng.

For more information please read the guidance document below.

To apply for your training scheme to be accredited please read the guidance document carefully and complete the application form in as much detail as possible.

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